Hedge trimmer jammed

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Blades are stuck. What size tool or allen wrench fits the blade nuts?
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William E Hanson

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Brian, hope you have a set if SAE and Metric Allen Wrenches; in case no one knows for sure, just start trying ones that look close and go from rhere.Not that manyina set.
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I tried them all. It's like s completely round hole. I think I'm missing something obvious that someone who has dealt with this could point out
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Just guessing but if the hole looks round could it be a Torx drive? I doubt that EGO would employ a bolt that is soft enough to strip out the drive hole using the wrong size wrench. Can you show us a close-up photo?
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I'll be home in 10min I'll take a pic. Thank you
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Which model do you have?

I have the HT2400 and either an 8 mm or 5/16 wrench fits the hex head nut.

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Forgot, I also have the HTA2000 attachment. It takes a 3 mm hex.

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HT2410


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So I was curious and tried a few different options.  I have decent tool steel allen keys and insert bits, as well as a nice set of German (Wiha) impact insert bits.  With all three options the 3mm fits well (the allen key has a touch of play, but not much), but none of the 1/8" sizes fit!

Perhaps a loose fitting 1/8" allen key would fit?  1/8" is technically oversized (3.175mm).  I tried 7/64" as well and it was way too loose.

Maybe Ego needs to update the manual and remove the 1/8" option?  Anyone else feel like trying a 1/8" hex in their HTA2000 or HT2410?  Maybe I'm off?  :-\
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BTW: 3mm = 0.118" or one hundred and eighteen thousanths. Since 1/8" = 0.125" the 3mm hex key (Allen wrench) will always fit in the 1/8" hex hole in bolts/screws. It will be a bit loose cause it's smaller by 0.007" "per side". Yellow highlighted copy above might add: "Tighten all bolts in same pass about 1/8 - 1/4 turn (22-45 degrees) then operate machine to test result. Etc."  When Allen wrenches (hex keys) are plated they are often of inferior quality. Black oxide from a known brand is the best way to go. Very accurate and very hardened steel.

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Ht2410. The bolts aren't accessible on this model it seems like you can only go from the other side which is some sort of allen wrench
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Allen wrenches are sometimes poorly made and don’t fit very well. Could it be that you have the right size but it just doesn’t grab?
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Thst has to be it. Thank you